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Short Story


Toby & Harry
by Joan H. Young. a short story on the theme of Anger. There are things that go bump in the night, and then there are kids who wake up with bumps from the night. Toby, a devious and disturbed little boy, only seems to love his teddy bear, Harry, even though Harry is worse for wear because of it.
$.99 eBook only


Newest Publication


Bury the Hatchet in Dead Mule Swamp
by Joan H. Young.

A cozy mystery. Anastasia Raven opens a box containing a bloody hatchet, apparently sent as some sort of warning to her friend Cora and Coraís ex-husband. When a hacked-up body is discovered in the Petite Sauble River at the small village of Jalmari, everyone is stunned at the victimís identity. Continued puzzling discoveries just donít add up. Ana discovers herself agreeing to participate in a zany conspiracy with a tall and handsome man.
Anastasia Raven (#4)

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e-book only, 75,600 words
$2.99
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North Country Cache


North Country Cache: Adventures on a
National Scenic Trail

by Joan H. Young.

New York to North Dakota, snow- banks or blazing sun, afternoon strolls and backpacking treks, Young serves up an eclectic collection of essays chronicling 2300 miles of hikes on the longest footpath in the United States, the North Country National Scenic Trail.

Click the picture to read a sample. Paperback, 402 pages, color pictures.
$24.95 each.

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2006 IPPY WINNER - HONORABLE MENTION in Regional Non-Fiction / Great Lakes category

Anastasia Raven Mysteries

News from Dead Mule Swamp
by Joan H. Young.

A cozy mystery, introducing Anastasia Raven. Anastasia Raven is running from the pain of a failed marriage and hopes to hide from the world in an old farmhouse she has purchased at the edge of Dead Mule Swamp. When a hundred-year-old newspaper she finds inside a wall is stolen by Cliff Sorenson, and then Cliff disappears, Ana is convinced the paper holds the key to the mystery. But what old news could be important enough to put Cliff in danger?
Anastasia Raven (#1)

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e-book only, 35,007 words
$.99 introductory price.
You can now order at either Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon


The Hollow Tree at Dead Mule Swamp
by Joan H. Young.

A cozy mystery. Anastasia Raven finds a secret hidden in a hollow tree near Dead Mule Swamp. She thinks she's seeing things, as the discovery appears to have come straight from a Nancy Drew story. With some simple sleuthing, Ana catches Jimmie Mosher, whose grandfather used to own the house she has recently purchased, hiding money in the tree. But what else does Jimmie have to hide?
Anastasia Raven (#2)

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e-book only, 15,000 words
free all the time.
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Paddy Plays in Dead Mule Swamp
by Joan H. Young.

A cozy mystery. When Anastasia Raven agrees to keep Paddy, an Irish Setter, for the summer, she doesn't understand the mischievous nature of a large puppy. As a volunteer, she meets Corliss Leonard, and his granddaughters Star and Sunny, whose mother disappeared seven years ago. The girls fall in love with Paddy, but can the dog solve their problems?
Anastasia Raven (#3)

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e-book only, 56,200 words
$2.99
You can now order at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon


Bury the Hatchet in Dead Mule Swamp
by Joan H. Young.

A cozy mystery. Anastasia Raven opens a box containing a bloody hatchet, apparently sent as some sort of warning to her friend Cora and Coraís ex-husband. When a hacked-up body is discovered in the Petite Sauble River at the small village of Jalmari, everyone is stunned at the victimís identity. Continued puzzling discoveries just donít add up. Ana discovers herself agreeing to participate in a zany conspiracy with a tall and handsome man.
Anastasia Raven (#4)

Click the picture to read a sample
e-book only, 75,600 words
$2.99
You can now order at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, or Amazon

   

'Get Off the Couch' Essay Collections

Get Off the Couch with Joan
by Joan H. Young.

Ten essays, most were previously published as newspaper columns, chronicling two years of hikes on the North Country Trail. Illustrated with photos by the author. (txt version not recommended, as the photos are a big part of the experience)

Read a free sample at Smashwords. e-book only, 6310 words, 25 photos
$1.89
You can now buy it at Smashwords


Fall Off the Couch Laughing
by Joan H. Young.

Ten humorous essays, most of which were previously published as newspaper columns. Themes have to do with outdoor recreation and are illustrated with photos by the author. (txt version not recommended, as the photos are a big part of the experience)

Read a free sample at Smashwords. e-book only, 6420 words, ten photos
$1.89.
You can now buy it at Smashwords

Puzzle Books


Puzzles for Outdoor Enthusiasts
by Joan H. Young. Volume 1 (Medium to Hard). Over 50 word puzzles: Crosswords, Anacrostics, Kriss Kross, Laddergrams, Cryptograms, lots more, all with outdoor activity themes.
$3.50 each.



Puzzles for Outdoor Enthusiasts
by Joan H. Young. Volume 2 (Easy to Medium). Over 50 word puzzles: Crosswords, Anacrostics, Kriss Kross, Laddergrams, Word Search, lots more, all with outdoor activity themes.
$3.50 each.

Writings on Faith


Devotions for Hikers
by Joan H. Young. Click the picture to read a sample. Ten short Christian devotions for hikers, weighs only 0.3 ounces (a concern of backpackers!)
$2.00 each.
Or buy the eBook Devotions for Hikers for only $.99



Would You Dare?
by Joan H. Young. Click the picture to read a sample. A second edition of a collection of twelve compact biographies of Christians, originally printed in 1986. Laser printed, 87 pages, spiral bound.
$6.00 each.

Poems

"Now Then When"
in Elements of Life
published by Twin Trinity Media

This anthology is a collection of short stories and poems by various authors. It contains one of my poems, "Now Then When."


Kindle version $3.99, Paperback $10.95
You can now buy it at Amazon or Twin Trinity Books


"Digital Lament"
in Expressions of Pain
to be published by Twin Trinity Media (concept cover)

This anthology will be a collection of short stories and poems by various authors. It will contain one of my poems, "Digital Lament."

Coming Soon: Short Stories/ Poems by Joan H. Young, published by Twin Trinity Books
Invisible
a short story on the theme of First Love- will be in the Anthology Elements of Love
The Case of the Cautious Couple
a short story on the theme of Engagement- will be in the Anthology Elements of Love
On Time for the Wedding
a short story on the theme of Weddings- will be offered as a digital download
Digital Lament
a poem on the theme of Anger- will be in the anthology Expressions of Pain
Thirty-Eight
a short story on the theme of Sorrow- will be in the anthology Expressions of Pain
The Third Person
a short story on the theme of Vengeance- will be in the anthology Expressions of Passion
   
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